Monday’s news links – Feb. 1, 2021

Rochester Police Pepper-Sprayed 9-Year-Old Girl, Footage Shows NYTimes

Police Chief and Officer Ousted After Racist Remarks Caught on Body Camera NYTimes

#COVID19

City Reveals White New Yorkers Have Received Lion’s Share Of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Gothamist

Biden killed the Keystone Pipeline. Good, but he doesn’t get a climate pass just yet Nick Estes

The American Exceptionalism Of Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Kevin Gosztola/Shadowproof

Fossil Fuel Companies Fuel American Fascism Scheerpost

The oil, gas, and coal industries all support and fund white supremacy and far-right politics.

Congressional Democrats Are Raking in Huge Donations from War Profiteers Jacobin

Report: Corruption in U.S. at Worst Levels in Almost a Decade Foreign Policy

Cemetery workers burying a coronavirus victim in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, on January 6.

Brazil

Study finds that Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro carried out an ‘institutional strategy to spread the coronavirus’ El Pais

GameStop

What happened with GameStop? Markets Weekly

GameStop madness isn’t David vs Goliath. It’s Goliath vs. Goliath, with David as a fig leaf

30% of ‘SolarWinds’ Hacking Victims Did Not Actually Use SolarWinds Software, Feds Say Gizmodo

SolarWinds itself is probing whether Microsoft’s cloud was the hackers’ initial entry point into its network … The U.S. government has tentatively blamed Russia for the hack … However, some private firms have been more cautious with attribution. Benjamin Reed, the director of threat intelligence at FireEye (which was also hacked by the same actor) recently said he had “not seen enough evidence” to determine whether the actor came from Russia

More Cyber Crimes, Attributed To Russia, Are Shown To Have Come From Elsewhere MoA

28 Trillion Tonnes of Ice Have Melted Since 1994, on Track With Worst-Case Scenarios

ExxonMobil and Chevron held merger talks in 2020 Guardian

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